Surgical & Critical Care NP Fellowship

About the Program

The UCSF Surgical and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program has earned Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the first Critical Care APRN program in California and the first Surgical APRN program nationwide to earn this distinction.  The fellowship program is a joint program between the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia and UCSF Medical Center.  The program is led by nurse practitioner Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, CPNP-PC and overseen by a distinguished roster of faculty.

The fellowship program is designed to expand upon the knowledge and skills acquired during nurse practitioner training. It prepares licensed and certified AG-ACNPs to provide care to adults in critical care and surgical settings through focused clinical rotations. It also emphasizes the development of advanced assessment, planning, negotiation, and collaboration skills and is fortified by critical care skills workshops and quality improvement projects.

UCSF has been a leader in expanding the roles and responsibilities of nurse practitioners in specialty areas of clinical practice. The fellowship offers a rich and varied didactic experience that includes rotations on adult inpatient services for:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Acute Care & General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

UCSF is a recognized world leader in developing innovative solutions to health care delivery problems. The fellowship program leverages the resources within the UCSF system to prepare novice AG-ACNPs to excel in a tertiary medical center.

We will be accepting applications for the 2024-2025 program from March 1-31, 2024. For questions or more information, email [email protected]